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Happy Thanksgiving!

I struggled for a long time with what kind of dining table I wanted to make. The style of base for the tabletop was always a head scratcher. When we recently invited Mrs Pez's Family over for thanksgiving I decided I needed to do something quick and easy. I opted for a slab table and benches on metal bases.

Because slabs cannot really be found that are 40" wide I ended up butting two slabs together. I liked the look of the live edge in the middle and so I did some fitting on the ends and held the two slabs together with four large bow ties, which are actually exceptionally sturdy. The rest is fairly simple finishing.

The bow ties are red oak and Osage orange. The finish is Satin Arm R Seal and wax.

I had a lot of fun with this project, and the whole thing is done in less than a week start to finish (I started filling holes with epoxy on the evening of November 21). In particular I am now very confident in my ability to make and inlay right bow ties.

Thank you for looking. Cheers!

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how coincidental that two people would post projects so similar side by side.well yours is just as beautiful,i love live edge furniture and this i love.the wood is gorgeous and your bow ties came out perfect.nice work,i think your quests will love having their thanksgiving dinner at that table.
 

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Surprisingly well combination of the legs design and live edge table and benches. I like it very much!
 

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Very nice table! LOL, think I see a lot of injurys in the future :)
 

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Very nice table! LOL, think I see a lot of injurys in the future :)

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yeah the thing i see is the jagged edge on the bench,id round that off some more.
 

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This is a musuem quality -modern art piece that is also a GREAT TABLE!
 

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Very nice table! LOL, think I see a lot of injurys in the future :)

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Very nice table! LOL, think I see a lot of injurys in the future :)

- Andre

yeah the thing i see is the jagged edge on the bench,id round that off some more.

- pottz
Lol. The edge is much more rounded off than it appears and somewhat protected by the corner of the bench. Doesn't stick out as much as it looks. I like it :)

Thanks for all the nice comments fellas. Just got done eating and I'm enjoying it a lot. The benches are also much more comfortable than I anticipated.
 

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Beautiful table, nice job!
 

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Nice work, Pez. It looks great in there!
 

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Beautiful Table, and the benches are outstanding. Job well done.
 

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Nice and well constructed base.
 

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Wow! Gorgeous slabs.

If I bought that wood here I would be looking at spending somewhere round 4000euros.
 
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